Material Design Lite - Buttons


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MDL provides a range of CSS classes to apply various predefined visual and behavioral enhancements to the buttons. The following table lists down the available classes and their effects.

Sr.No. Class Name & Description
1

mdl-button

Sets button as an MDL component, required.

2

mdl-js-button

Adds basic MDL behavior to button, required.

3

(none)

Sets flat display effect to button, default.

4

mdl-button--raised

Sets raised display effect; this is mutually exclusive with fab, mini-fab, and icon.

5

mdl-button--fab

Sets fab (circular) display effect; this is mutually exclusive with raised, mini-fab, and icon.

6

mdl-button--mini-fab

Sets mini-fab (small fab circular) display effect; this is mutually exclusive with raised, fab, and icon.

7

mdl-button--icon

Sets icon (small plain circular) display effect; this is mutually exclusive with raised, fab, and mini-fab.

8

mdl-button--colored

Sets colored display effect where the colors are defined in material.min.css.

9

mdl-button--primary

Sets primary color display effect where the colors are defined in material.min.css.

10

mdl-button--accent

Sets accent color display effect where the colors are defined in material.min.css.

11

mdl-js-ripple-effect

Sets ripple click effect, can be used in combination with any other class.

Example

The following example will help you understand the use of the mdl-button classes to show the different types of buttons.

mdl_buttons.htm

Live Demo
<html>
   <head>
      <script 
         src = "https://storage.googleapis.com/code.getmdl.io/1.0.6/material.min.js">
      </script>
      <link rel = "stylesheet" 
         href = "https://storage.googleapis.com/code.getmdl.io/1.0.6/material.indigo-pink.min.css">
      <link rel = "stylesheet" 
         href = "https://fonts.googleapis.com/icon?family=Material+Icons">	  
   </head>
   
   <body>
      <table border = "0">
         <tbody>
            <tr>
               <td><button class = "mdl-button mdl-js-button mdl-button--fab mdl-button--colored">
                  <i class = "material-icons">add</i></button></td>
               <td><button class = "mdl-button mdl-js-button mdl-button--fab mdl-js-ripple-effect mdl-button--colored">
                  <i class = "material-icons">add</i></button></td>
               <td> </td>
            </tr>
            
            <tr>
               <td>Colored fab (circular) display effect</td>
               <td>Colored fab (circular) with ripple display effect</td>
               <td> </td>
            </tr>	
            
            <tr>
               <td><button class = "mdl-button mdl-js-button mdl-button--fab">
                  <i class = "material-icons">add</i></button></td>
               <td><button class = "mdl-button mdl-js-button mdl-button--fab mdl-js-ripple-effect">
                  <i class = "material-icons">add</i></button></td>
               <td><button class = "mdl-button mdl-js-button mdl-button--fab" disabled>
                  <i class = "material-icons">add</i></button></td>
            </tr>
            
            <tr>
               <td>Plain fab (circular) display effect</td>
               <td>Plain fab (circular) with ripple display effect</td>
               <td>Plain fab (circular) and disabled</td>
            </tr>	
            
            <tr>
               <td><button class = "mdl-button mdl-js-button mdl-button--raised">
                  <i class = "material-icons">add</i></button></td>
               <td><button class = "mdl-button mdl-js-button mdl-button--raised mdl-js-ripple-effect">
                  <i class = "material-icons">add</i></button></td>
               <td><button class = "mdl-button mdl-js-button mdl-button--raised" disabled>
                  <i class = "material-icons">add</i></button></td>
            </tr>
            
            <tr>
               <td>Raised button</td>
               <td>Raised button with ripple display effect</td>
               <td>Raised button and disabled</td>
            </tr>
            
            <tr>
               <td><button class = "mdl-button mdl-js-button mdl-button--raised mdl-button--colored">
                  <i class = "material-icons">add</i></button></td>
               <td><button class = "mdl-button mdl-js-button mdl-button--raised mdl-button--accent">
                  <i class = "material-icons">add</i></button></td>
               <td><button class = "mdl-button mdl-js-button mdl-button--raised mdl-js-ripple-effect mdl-button--accent">
                  <i class = "material-icons">add</i></button></td>
            </tr>
            
            <tr>
               <td>Colored Raised button</td>
               <td>Accent-colored Raised button</td>
               <td>Accent-colored raised button with ripple effect</td>
            </tr>				
            
            <tr>
               <td><button class = "mdl-button mdl-js-button">
                  <i class = "material-icons">add</i></button></td>
               <td><button class = "mdl-button mdl-js-button mdl-js-ripple-effect">
                  <i class = "material-icons">add</i></button></td>
               <td><button class = "mdl-button mdl-js-button" disabled>
                  <i class = "material-icons">add</i></button></td>
            </tr>
            
            <tr>
               <td>Flat button</td>
               <td>Flat button with ripple effect</td>
               <td>Disabled flat button</td>
            </tr>	
            
            <tr>
               <td><button class = "mdl-button mdl-js-button mdl-button--primary">
                  <i class = "material-icons">add</i></button></td>
               <td><button class = "mdl-button mdl-js-button mdl-button--accent">
                  <i class = "material-icons">add</i></button></td>
               <td> </td>
            </tr>
            
            <tr>
               <td>Primary Flat button</td>
               <td>Accent-colored Flat button</td>
               <td> </td>
            </tr>	
            
            <tr>
               <td><button class = "mdl-button mdl-js-button mdl-button--icon">
                  <i class = "material-icons">add</i></button></td>
               <td><button class = "mdl-button mdl-js-button mdl-button--icon mdl-button--colored">
                  <i class = "material-icons">add</i></button></td>
               <td> </td>
            </tr>
            
            <tr>
               <td>Icon button</td>
               <td>Colored Icon button</td>
               <td> </td>
            </tr>	
            
            <tr>
               <td><button class = "mdl-button mdl-js-button mdl-button--fab mdl-button--mini-fab">
                  <i class = "material-icons">add</i></button></td>
               <td><button class = "mdl-button mdl-js-button mdl-button--fab mdl-button--mini-fab mdl-button--colored">
                  <i class = "material-icons">add</i></button></td>
               <td> </td>
            </tr>
            
            <tr>
               <td>Mini Colored fab (circular) display effect</td>
               <td>Mini Colored fab (circular) with ripple display effect</td>
               <td> </td>
            </tr>			
         </tbody>
      </table>
   
   </body>
</html>

Result

Verify the result.



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